First Broadcast: July 29, 2019
Dr. Ben Goertzel is a cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur and author. He leads the SingularityNET Foundation, the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society which runs the annual Artificial General Intelligence conference. Dr. Goertzel also chairs the futurist nonprofit Humanity+, and serves as Chief Scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO and Xccelerando Media, all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem.
Before entering the software industry Ben obtained his PhD in mathematics from Temple University in 1989, and served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
As Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, he led the software team behind the Sophia robot; as Chief AI Scientist of Awakening Health he leads the team crafting the mind behind Sophia’s little sister Grace.
Ben’s research work encompasses multiple areas including artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds, gaming, parapsychology, theoretical physics and more.
He has published dozens of scientific books, over 100 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles, and given talks at a vast number of events of all sorts around the globe.
Along with his technical and philosophical work he enjoys creating experimental fiction and music and hiking, backpacking, kayaking and other outdoor activities. Ben is a brilliant mind and a fascinating character and I know you’re going to love this incredible conversation as we go deep on everything from the Singularity, AI, the blockchain and even psychedelics!
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- Is AI going to submit mankind?
- AI will be conscious
- What’s going to happen 40 years from now?
- The singularity is coming
- Who controls the AI?
- What psychedelics taught me
- Why AI won’t try to take over the world
- Thoughts on blockchain
- How AI can potentially be a threat
- Will there be a robot army?
- Prediction on the future of Facebook
- Do we live in a simulation?
- Why China is thriving
- How AI can help people